My mama’s potato salad was absolutely the best, no contest. Try it, and you’ll taste what I’m talking about. It has just the right amount of condiments and seasonings to give it flavor without overpowering the rest of the food on your plate!
Sweet potatoes are delicious no matter how you cook them. And these sweet potato chips are right up there with the best of the best. They’re the perfect side dish for your favorite style of shrimp. If you want them extra crispy, crank up the heat a few more degrees or cook them in your air fryer.
French fries are one of my favorite foods, so of course they’re on this list. They’re the perfect dish when you want something to go with shrimp. We also enjoy these air fried potatoes with burgers, chicken, and steak!
Crispy, crunchy, and delicious, you’ll be amazed by how easy it is to make your own tortilla chips. The main ingredient is a stack of corn tortillas, so it’s a very inexpensive but delicious side. Serve these chips either as an appetizer or with the meal. It doesn't matter because they're good no matter how you serve them!
If you serve tortilla chips, you’ll definitely need some salsa. This homemade salsa is another easy way to make the meal special. And even if you don't serve chips, this salsa is delicious on shrimp! Try it. You just might discover a new favorite way of eating seafood!
These simple roasted red potatoes from Southern Bite will please any palate. They’re liberally seasoned and roasted to perfection! There are so many ways to cook potatoes, and this is one of our favorites!
This delicious Low Country dish from South Your Mouth is a wonderful accompaniment to any shrimp main dish. Packed with flavor, you'll taste why people love dining in Charleston! Use whatever type of rice you have on hand. I think that jasmine rice makes it even better.
Serve this roasted vegetable medley with parmesan from Julia’s Simply Southern with your next shrimp dinner. It’s sort of like a hot vegetable salad—even better than a cold one. Be sure to make enough for leftovers because you'll catch yourself craving them the next day!
Using French-cut green beans, I take the classic green bean casserole to a new level of deliciousness. There’s a special ingredient that adds color and texture and enhances the flavor of the green beans. Good times will be even better when you serve this one. Bread crumbs are optional.
This is one version of a Greek salad that we can’t get enough of. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, olives, and plenty of your favorite Greek seasonings! This is a delicious salad that you’ll want to make often because it goes with so many different main dishes.
Colorful, delicious, and nutritious, this spinach and tomato dish satisfies on many levels. Serve it alongside a shrimp dinner or place the shrimp on top for a more elegant and interesting presentation.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. Add bacon, and you have one of the best sides ever made! Or you can serve it before the meal as an appetizer. And trust me when I say it’s a super easy recipe … because it is.
This peach capers salad from Call Me PMc features simple ingredients that come together in a sophisticated way. The balsamic reduction is like the icing on the cake … only better. With a perfect blend of sweet and savory, it’s absolutely wonderful!
This is an easy recipe for a delicious creamy coleslaw. And it’s the best way to have a salad that everyone will enjoy! Be sure to make double what you think you'll need because everyone will want seconds!
This simple southern style cornbread is a popular side dish in the South. And there’s a good reason for that. It’s absolutely wonderful! Add a pat of butter or drizzle it with honey. However you like to eat it, you’ll want to use this recipe often.
Don’t forget about dessert. If you have a favorite, serve that. Or choose any of my family favorites listed below.
Whenever you’re cooking shrimp for a special occasion, you’ll want to include dessert. I have a bunch of desserts that are easy to make and oh-so delicious!
Here are some desserts that are perfect to finish off a shrimp dinner:
Coconut Balls – This yummy but easy dessert is ideal for those times when you want a light finger food type of treat after any meal.
Pineapple Pie – Made with just the right amount of Cool Whip, this light and fluffy pineapple pie gives you just the right amount of sweetness to make your tastebuds very happy.
Scotcheroos – No baking is necessary to make these amazingly tasty scotcheroos. They’re a cookie bar that will have everyone asking for the recipe.
Hummingbird Cake – Make this cake from Out of the Box Baking to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Blueberry Sauce – This easy sauce is delicious on ice cream, pound cake, or anything you want to put it on.
Mint Chocolate Brownies – Cool, refreshing, yet decadently delicious, these mint chocolate brownies are a wonderful way to end the meal.
Lemon Bars – Tart, sweet, and all things wonderful, brighten up any meal by finishing it off with these wonderful and delicious lemon bars!
Level Up Your Shrimp Dinner
Serve one or more of the side dishes above to take your dinner to the next level. And if you want to really impress dinner guests, provide a little finger bowl of cold water along with a towel for each person.